Art Minors

Art History Minor

With a minor in art history, you will learn about the monuments and principal artists of major art periods of the past, gaining a broad understanding of the art of the twentieth and twenty-first century.

Art History focuses not only on the material aspects of cultural expression, but also how art reflects other aspects of society, including history, politics, religion, science, and technology. You’ll gain experience looking at art and thinking about the broader issues of the interaction between art and society, and the intersection of economics, religion, and science with visual expression and the built environment.

The art history minor pairs well with any major.

Art Studio Minor

If you want to improve your practical art skills while at Truman, while majoring in another field, consider adding the art studio minor to your course of study.

After taking Art Studio Foundations I & II, you’ll be able to pursue your own selection of courses from our studio classes like ceramics, fibers, painting, sculpture, and 3D to choose an emphasis for your minor. Faculty will continuously evaluate your portfolio for proficiency as you progress into the upper-level studio courses.

Design Minor

If you want to develop above average skills in digital literacy, creating graphics, design layout and content/project management while at Truman, consider adding the design minor to your course of study.

After taking Art Studio Foundations I, Design, Software and Process, Typography and Graphic Design-Visual Communications I,  you can select from several upper-level design course options to complete the minor requirements.

Photography Minor

The photography minor is available to both art majors and non-majors. For non-Art majors, the requirement is identical to the studio art minor. An Art major who has passed their proficiency into the major can double count that towards their Photography Minor.

After completing 15 credit hours of photography-related courses, you’ll then be required to display your work in a public forum, such as the Ophelia Parrish Atrium space, the Student Research Conference, or elsewhere on campus.

See the Art Major & Minor FAQ for more info about the art program.

Congratulations to May 2018 Graduates!Congratulations to May 2018 Graduates!

May 24, 2018

Congratulations to May 2018 graduates from Truman State University’s Art Department.  Our graduates are going on to take up exciting jobs, graduate programs in a variety of fields, and internships in businesses and museums.  Three Art History majors are going to serve as curatorial interns this summer at the St. Louis Art Museum.  These include…Read more Congratulations to May 2018 Graduates!

Design Capstone Show and ReceptionDesign Capstone Show and Reception

May 8, 2018

Our graduating Design (Visual Communication) majors have set up an exhibition of their capstone work at the Kirksville Arts Association (1902 South Baltimore, Suite 100).  Come and see their creative endeavors and get a chance to talk with them about their work and future plans. Their celebratory reception is Friday, May 11th, the evening before…Read more Design Capstone Show and Reception

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